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The Society for Academic Achievement Banquet

The Society for Academic Achievement Program was held Thursday, April 30th, 2015 at the Effingham High School Hearts rock Cafe. This was the 47th annual program sponsored by Sunrise Rotary Club and Noon rotary Club of Effingham. This awards banquet gives pubic recognition to the outstanding scholastic students of Effingham High School and St. Anthony High School. These students are selected by the schools on the basis of good character and high scholarship achievement. Awards consist of scholastic pins or keys to qualifying seniors and scholastic school letters to qualifying juniors and sophomores. These are limited to the 5% of each class at this awards banquet.

Math Club Attends Physics Day at Six Flags

EHS math club students attended Six Flags St. Louis, Physics Day, where students can test the laws of physics on park rides for a unique learning experience. This one-of-a-kind educational event includes educational seminars and workbooks. The park is only open to school science groups during this exclusive event.
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Construction Skills Class at EHS
The Construction Skills class at Effingham High School have been busy working on numerous projects.  Students have built end tables, display cases, and cabinets.  This class focuses on basic principles to develop technical skills.
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Advanced Art Students Spend the Day at EIU
Several Effingham High School Advanced Art students participated in an afternoon art class at Eastern Illinois University. The University did a docent tour of the Graduate students' work and led an art project with the students.
EHS Prom Court Candidates
The 2015 Effingham High School Prom Court has been selected. Queen Candidates are Abigail Barnhart, Brittany Beals, Madeline Field, Madeline Mitchell, Felicia Totten, Amber Vonderheide and Madison Woelfer. King Candidates are Braydon Bone, Michael Carie, Sean French, Frankie Kasdorf, Noah Lohman, Sean Sandifer and Jackson Wendling. The 2015 EHS Prom will be held on Saturday, May 2 at the Thelma Keller Convention Center. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with a dinner at 7:00 p.m. The prom theme is "Glitz Glam Gatsby".
April Students of the Month at EHS

The Effingham High School Student of the Month program began eight years ago to honor a group of students each month for each curricular area at Effingham High School. The faculty members in each department observe their students each month to make their selection. While grades are an important part of this selection, they are not the sole determination. Students are also evaluated on their sense of classroom citizenship, helpful nature to others, and whether they are giving their best effort , A or not.
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Front Row: C. Smith, A. Meinhart, R. Shah, K. Heckert, & B. Schmidt
Back Row: E. Kull, K. Curry, M. Beagan, M. Blacker, B. Welch, T. Rieman, & G. Adams

Foreign Language Takes a Trip to Chicago
On Wednesday, April 1, 2015, Spanish and French students enjoyed a trip to the Windy City.  The students visited the Art Institute in the morning then walked along Lake Michigan to Shedd Aquarium, where they enjoyed. 
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Summer School Offered

Effingham High School will once again offer summer school classes.  These classes are designed for credit recovery only.  Classes will begin Tuesday, May 26, 2015 and conclude Tuesday, June 30, 2015.  Classes will first be offered to Unit 40 students.  A waiting list option will be offered to those students not attending Unit 40 schools.  Students who attend EHS will pay $125 per course, at the time of registration, with a 2-course limit.  Students not attending EHS or living outside Unit 40 will pay $150 per course, at the time of registration, with a 2-course limit.  The last day to sign up will be Wednesday, May 20, 2015.  All students need to contact EHS on Thursday, May 21, 2015 to determine placement in summer school classes.  Please check with your child's school for class offerings, times, and enrollment information.  Enrollment may only be made in person or by mail.  If you have questions, please call Angie Byers at 1-217-540-1152.

Foreign Language Scholar Bowl
A group of French and Spanish students traveled to Carbondale Friday, March 27 to compete in the annual Foreign Language Day Scholar Bowl at SIUC. Between matches students got to explore the student center and experience some cultural activities. The French team brought home a first place trophy and the Spanish team made it to the semi-final.
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English Department Receives New Materials
Leon Gobczynski State Farm Insurance Agency recently donated $500 to the Effingham High School English Department to be used for flash drives, textbooks, and other classroom materials.
From Left: Leon Gobczynski, local State Farm Agent; Dave Ruff, Stephanie Uebinger, Josh Robison, EHS English Department Members; and Jason Fox, EHS Principal.

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